The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 4 May - Baleful Creed
Fri 11 May - ONR.
Sat 12 May - A Joker's Rage
Fri 18 May - Hope&Social
Fri 25 May - Rattle And Hum
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 28 Apr
Dubsidence - Sat 5 May
Funktion - Sat 26 May
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Live Band Listings

For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk
Saturday 28 April
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Friday 4 May
Baleful CreedBaleful Creed

plus Heavy Smoke & Black Mango

Baleful Creed from Belfast, Northern Ireland, started in early 2009 when Fin and John got together to play some cover tunes, just to blow the dust off the old guitars and amps. The covers didn’t last too long through with Fin starting to write some original material to try out instead. Knowing John was a huge fan of Black Sabbath, Danzig and Fireball Ministry, they became the core influences as the pair worked on the fledgling songs. The goal – to create head nodding, foot tapping chunky riffage with powerful vocal lines.
The debut EP – ‘Killing Time’ surfaced at the tail end of 2009 before a change in recording studio and working with Neal Calderwood in Manor Park, lead to the
sonically improved follow up EP’s – ‘Buried Beneath’ in late 2011 and 2012’s simply titled ‘III’ EP. At this stage, all three EP’s were only available on the band’s Bandcamp digital online store.
With increasing interest from fans both online and at gigs asking for a hard copy CD, the band took the decision to merge the last two Manor Park EP’s, remix and remaster them into a full debut album for final release on CD. The self-titled debut album was delivered making a stand that this is Baleful Creed! It packs in the head nodding tunes with a huge guitar tone, the whiskey soaked bluesy vocals backed by powerful bass and drums. Throwing in other influences from Alice In Chains, Soundgarden and Kyuss – Baleful Creed were intent on hitting audiences with a huge sounding Hard / Stoner Rock – dare we say ‘Heavy Grunge’ assault. The CD album was released on 29 December 2013.
The second half of 2014 saw both Davy Greer (bass) and Dave Jeffers (drums)
revamp the engine room of the band. The band were back out firing on all cylinders touring on the back of the debut album delivering the Baleful Creed tunes in fired up performances, and working towards building a new set of songs for the next album.
Writing and recording in sessions each quarter over the 2016 year – the band are
proud to announce the arrival of ‘Seismic Shifter’, with it’s release in June 2017.
Naturally the band returned to Manor Park Studios to capture their huge sound.
‘Seismic Shifter’ develops the BC sound with new found deep groove and a darker
energy that will leave you with that ‘Hell Yeah!’ feeling!
The band have experienced many highs along the way, being humbled how their
tunes have spread across rock stations from initially Northern Irish DJ’s to around the world, and being picked up to feature as music in a couple of globally released Horror movies. They have featured in international interviews and reviews in magazine such as Powerplay and Fireworks. A real highlight was playing as support to Bill Steer’s(from Carcass) blues rock power trio ‘Firebird’ in Belfast. Getting to grace the stage in the incredible Mandela Hall venue, Belfast as support to the American Ronnie James Dio tribute – ‘Rising’. Another goal is to return to the UK mainland, following their debut offshore gigs as finalists in the Hard Rock Hell - Highway to Hell 4 in Glasgow, returning to Scotland to lay waste to Wildfire Festival 2016 and Dumfries
the following year and their first gig on English soil at a blistering Rockwich Festival in August 2017. The only regrets by the band are not getting the chance to play their old favourite rock venue, the Rosetta Bar in Belfast was has sadly closed.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 5 May
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Friday 11 May
ONR.ONR.

Formed in 2015, Scottish act ONR. have cited influences including Echo & The Bunnymen, Arcade Fire, OMD, Simple Minds and Interpol in creating their distinctively ambitious and high-energy sound.

Following years of performing and writing all over the world, continuously developing, ONR. became the final manifestation of the group’s vision for their uniquely imposing material.

Believing passionately in the translation from written-work to an animated live show, ONR. are known for energetic, heartfelt performances, whilst retaining the detail and delicacy that have won them so many admirers

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance online tickets £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Raz White Entertainment presents...
Saturday 12 May
A Joker's RageA Joker's Rage

plus Chasing Dragons & Tomorrow Is Lost

Alive 107.3 Heavier than Metal Rock Show & Raz White Entertainment proudly present in association with Rockmantic Weekender...

The best mixed genre Rock/Metal night to hit Dumfries in many years! We bring the most talked about band in the UK to headline the night.

A Joker's Rage
One of the fastest growing bands in the north of England with fans now travelling from far and wide, A Joker's Rage, fronted by clown-in-chief Zakk Taylor, have a winning mix of powerhouse rock, hugely memorable tunes and a delivery not unlike being trampled by a herd of dinosaurs with their hemorrhoids on fire.

One minute the crowd's moshing, the next they're headbanging. Give it five minutes and they're bouncing up and down. Take your eye off 'em for a second and next you know the whole heaving mass is waving their arms and singing along. Ah yes . it's called having a bloody good time!

It's a party, it's celebration of great music, IT'S A PROPER ROCK SHOW and, let's be honest, when did you last see one of those when you weren't a mile from the stage and paying fifty quid for the privilege. You might have caught them blowing bigger and 'better' bands off stage, or storming a 2000 crowd supporting The Darkness. Whatever, you're either a convert or about to be.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £8. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Big Burns Supper presents...
Friday 18 May
Hope&SocialHope&Social

Eight years, five albums, thousands of gigs, Glastonbury, Leeds Arena, and many a pub and front room up and down the country – Hope & Social do the things every band does. But then so much more. A peoples’ band at heart, they involve their audiences in as many ways as possible; singing on their records, appearing in their videos and by always making their shows lifeaffirming experiences.

With their energetic, joyful, dancealong music and impeccable showmanship, Hope & Social create a truly unmissable experience.

“One of the UK’s top five live bands.” The Independent

“Rousing. Joyous!” The Guardian

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12.50. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 25 May
Rattle And HumRattle And Hum

In 1987 U2 released the Joshua Tree.
In 1997 Rattle & Hum played a load of U2 songs in tribute.
About 15 years ago Rattle & Hum disappeared to do other things.
About 15 Years ago Bono disappeared up his own arse.
On 25th May at the Venue in Dumfries, Rattle & Hum are back to play the Joshua Tree cause they fancy it.
Bono is still nowhere to be found…


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6 on the door, £5 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 26 May
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 2 June
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 9 June
Fue FightersFue Fighters

plus Erin Bennett

Fue Fighters - Scotland's Foo Fighters Tribute first came about in a small kitchen in Hamilton in 2014, after Mark replied to Gordon's online ad to see if anyone was interested in starting a Foo's trib. After a splendid acoustic rendition of Big Me, it was quickly decided that they should push on with plans to recruit new members, while practising in each others houses.

Scott quickly came on board as drummer, after which Mark and Gordon quickly decided that new amps would have to be bought in order to be heard!

After our original bassist Paul decided to leave with our thanks after our early gigs, Stewart came on board, and the he quickly settled in, bringing with him his incredible enthusiasm and stage presence.

The rest, as they say, is history. The band regularly play in Scotland's top pubs and clubs dedicated to playing live music, constantly striving to hone in on the brilliant sound of Foo Fighters. Rock on!!

Gordon, from Hamilton, lead guitar and vocals. He has done tribute work in the Tenerife and Canaries circuit including Status Quo, Green Day, Floyd and and also rock/pop covers band working the holiday resorts. Since return to Scotland had also been a guitarist and singer in 12 Gold Bars (Quo).

Mark, from Falkirk, rhythm guitar and vocals. Has rehearsed in a few covers and original bands but never actually made it onto stage proper, so this the first band he has played on stage with.

Stewart, from Clydebank, bass guitar, is the band's scholar. Studied music at James Watt
and has been playing 15 years played in a Fleetwood Mac and AC/DC tribute. He also played in an original band and recorded a couple of singles.

Scotty, also from Clydebank, drums. Scotty has been drumming 25 years in many bands in Scotland over the years. The past 12 years mostly in the covers and tribute scene and is a very busy "dep" drummer in the Scottish rock covers scene.


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £6 on the door, £5 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 16 June
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 21 July
Maiden EnglandMaiden England

plus Turbyne

Recently reformed and historically acclaimed Iron Maiden tribute band Maiden England are bringing a whole new Maiden Experience to the road, in the style of the old. The current show runs through the entirety of the iconic bands first 2 albums, Killers, and Iron Maiden which featured original front man Paul Di’anno. A blissful execution of early Maiden classics, Phantom of the opera, Killers, Prowler, Wratchchild, Murders in the rue morgue, Running free, Iron Maiden, and many more. A hard hitting classic metal show of epic proportion that is sure to rattle your ancestors, Maiden England The Di’anno Years.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £7. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Raz White Entertainment presents...
Friday 3 August
Wrong JoviWrong Jovi

plus Tantrum

Wrong Jovi are the The Best Bon Jovi Tribute Band In The World. Described by tribute band expert (Channel 4’s The Convention Crasher) and TV celebrity Justin Lee-Collins.

Wrong Jovi features some of the UKs finest professional musicians. With a set list crammed full of sing-along anthems, live favourites and rarities, audiences are guaranteed the ultimate Bon Jovi experience.

Featuring Ally Ward as Jon Bon Jovi (X Factor, The Singer Takes It All and Britains Got Talent) aka Jon Wrong Jovi on vocals, Wrong Jovi have one of the UKs most talented front men leading the band through some of rock n rolls most legendary songs. Ally is backed by some of the UKs most highly respected musicians. Founding member Mark Harding provides Richie Samboras fiery guitar lines, backing vocals and even lead vocals on occasion. Simon James (David Bryan) on keyboards and Backing vocals, Jim Houghton (Hugh McDonald) on bass and Backing vocals and Jon 'Alex' Sturgeon (Tico Torres) on drums complete the lineup.

With attention to detail in sound and performance, Wrong Jovi were described as “better than the real thing” by Club 85, Hitchin at their very first gig. The Wrong Jovi show is second to none. The band have also appeared live on FUBAR Radios Justin Lee Collins show where the listening audience were wowed by the bands acoustic renditions of Livin’ On A Prayer, Wanted Dead or Alive and Always.

Wrong Jovi manage to make clubs, theatres and halls feel like stadiums and arenas, leaving audiences amazed. If you want One Wild Night with the most exciting tribute act on the planet, Wrong Jovi is the perfect band for you.



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 on the door, advance tickets £8 from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Friday 17 August
The DogzThe Dogz

plus Boneshaker & Twister

The Dogz are a 3 piece Rock n Roll band from Dumfries. Featuring Guitars, Upright bass, Drums and Vocals and playing a full on set of Rock and Roll Classics by artists sucj as The Stray Cats, Johnny Cash, The Living End, Reverend Horton Heat, Elvis Presley etc etc. These Dogz are not to be missed!!

From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 15 September
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £12 on the door, £10 in advance from Barnstorm.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 21 September
Maiden ScotlandMaiden Scotland

Scream for Me Dumfries!!

Maiden Scotland are one of the best and most established tributes to rock legends Iron Maiden. Formed in 2003, Maiden Scotland have been touring all over the UK and Ireland ever since. Featuring 5 experienced musicians, the band is fronted by vocal powerhouse Martin Jakubski. Martin has the exceptional power and range needed to accurately deliver the air raid siren vocals of Bruce Dickinson. Martin's singing credentials were proven when he was chosen by original Marillion guitar Steve Rothery to sing in his solo band. On the lead twin guitar are the brothers grimm, Mark and Stuart Mitchell, both have performed on tour with original Iron Maiden singer Paul Dianno and know exactly how a Maiden tribute should sound! Completing the line up on bass is the Glasgow legend that is Allen Bell as wee 'arry! On drums we have the amazing Mark Bray who also features in top Rush tribute Moving Pictures, both top class musicians.

Maiden Scotland cover all era of Iron Maiden. Although the focus is mainly on the classic Eighties era. You will hear all the classic hits like Run to the Hills, Wasted Years and Can I Play with Madness but also epic album tracks like Fear of the Dark and Phantom of the Opera. Maiden Scotland are not a cabaret tribute band and do not wear wigs, preferring to focus on putting on a full blown rock gig with 110% commitment. A ferocious live band in their own right, Maiden Scotland's gonna get ya!

Up the Irons


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 on the door, advance tickets £8 from Barnstorm. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Raz White Entertainment presents...
Thursday 27 September
Knock Out KaineKnock Out Kaine

plus Tomorrow Is Lost

Lincoln based rockers Knock Out Kaine have carved out their own niche in British rock history and no one would ever accuse Dean Foxx (vocals), Lee Byrne (bass), Jimmy Bohemian (guitar) & Danny Krash (drums) of taking the easy route.
Cutting their tour teeth with a lengthy run across UK & Mainland Europe with none other than Steven Adler (Guns n Roses) Adler’s Appetite, the dream of life on the road proved to be a uge learning curve; when coming across customs on the Swiss border & a late night dash from Spain to catch the ferry at Calais.
Regardless of any difficult situations on that tour, it never hindered the band from undertaking many more tour supports with Hollywood counterparts Faster Pussycat, Love/Hate, Pretty Boy Floyd, L.A. Guns, Bullets & Octane & more. Appearances at festivals such as Download, Ramblin Man Fair, Hard Rock Hell, AOR, Wildfire & Wildfest (Belgium) have garnered a large loyal following.

Knock Out Kaine released their debut album ‘House of Sins’ through German label Dust on the Tracks. The album received critical acclaim from many rock publications & went on to sell well. Unfortunately, the support from the label was lacklustre after the initial release, and with the band unable to receive their touring allocations, the deal went sour. House of Sins sold out nearly 5 years ago & remains an album in high demand. The band intend to secure a new worldwide licensing/distribution deal soon.
Rise of the Electric Jester saw the band throw a few curveballs in the mix, which certainly raised a few eyebrows, but were met equally with the enthusiasm the band had hoped for. This time the album was released on Rocksector Records whom the band had spent considerable time getting to know. Sold out shows & festival offers ensued & an EP ‘Cruel Britannia’ was recorded in the interim. Big shows with Status Quo, The Quireboys & King King proved what every fan of theirs had said for years. Knock Out Kaine belonged to the bigger stages with full lighting production.
With Rocksector records winding down & amicably releasing the band from their licensing contract, Knock Out Kaine completed their gig bookings then took a long overdue break from the all-consuming world of Knock Out Kaine.
Six or seven weeks into this period, Dean began writing and soon enough he and guitarist Jim were holed up in their home studio laying down demo tracks. Feeling refreshed, excited and eager to create a third album, the ideas flowed and the band were ready to hit the studio once more. However, this time, the sessions were planned over several months & reverted to a more feral sound.
Knock Out Kaine are looking to release the new album entitled ‘LIVING BREATHING MONSTER’ alongside the re-releases of both ‘House of Sins’ & ‘Rise of the Electric Jester’ towards the end of 2018.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £6 in advance, £8 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 28 September
Jared HartJared Hart

plus Rocky Catanese & 13 Crowes  plus Mick Hargan

Jared Hart
Punk Rock // Acoustic (New Jersey)
Jared Hart is known as the head of the punk rock band The Scan- dals. The Scandals were on tour all over Europe as the support for THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM. The talented young man with 
the distinctive raspy voice also opened the complete solo tour of Brian Fallon. In the States Hart is rooted in the punk rock scene, drinking beer with Dave Hause and chilling on the sofa with Chuck Ragan. Friends of Springsteen and Frank Turner may also feel addressed.
Jared is from New Jersey and hardly anyone personifies the style of the "Garden State“ as well as he does. He plays his songs, armed with acoustic guitar and his incredibly voluminous voice. Songs that tell stories; texts that testify the great experience of a young heart, matching the title of his album "Past Lives & Pass Lines“.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.